A New Hope - Game of Thrones sheets on offer!
Ian Billings has just e-mailed me details of a competition which will
be launched later today by a US based Game of Thrones fan site
which has as its prize two sheets of the Game of Thrones stamp sheets.
Here is the link....
Quoting from their web site:
"Last year, in conjunction with Royal Mail, Tourism Ireland
released a series of stamps based off each episode of Game of Thrones
season 6. As you can see below, they feature sigils from various Great
Houses of Westeros — a Stark direwolf, a Greyjoy kraken, a Lannister
lion, and so on — as well as other images associated with the show, like
a Hand of the King pin, a three-eyed raven, and the Night King.
We have two sheets to give away, which we’ll be doing on this week’s
episode of WiC Live, our Game of Thrones aftershow. And yes, we know Game
of Thrones season 7 is over, but we’re going to take an episode and look
back on the season as a whole.
Here’s how the giveaway works: on this upcoming Wednesday —
September 6 — we’re going to look back at season 7 on WiC Live, which
we’ll stream live on our Facebook page at 4:00 p.m. CST. We’ll kick
off the show with a trivia question about Game of Thrones or A Song of Ice
and Fire. When we ask the question, leave the answer in the comments!
After the show is over, we’ll reach out via Facebook to the first
person to leave a correct answer, and ask for a full name and address. If
you get back to us with those things within 24 hours, we’ll send you the
two sheets of stamps! If you take longer than 24 hours, we’ll choose the
person who left a correct answer second quickest, and so on until we get
This giveaway is open to anyone on the planet Earth. We hope to see
you on Wednesday! For clarification, see the full, official rules below.
(Also, note that while these stamps will look good anywhere, they can
probably only be used to send actual mail in the UK.)
This giveaway is open to anyone on Earth. Void where prohibited by
law. Limited to one entry per person.
To win the stamps, hopeful entrants must go to our Facebook page at
4:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and watch WiC Live, where we
will ask a trivia question. The first person to leave a correct answer to
the trivia question will be eligible to the two sheets of stamps. Within
24 hours of WiC Live ending, we’ll contact the entrant who left his or
her correct answer quickest. We’ll write that entrant on Facebook and
ask for his or her full name and address. The entrant must respond to our
message within 24 hours. Otherwise, he and she will be disqualified and we’ll
move on to the entrant who left his or her correct answer second quickest,
and so on until we get a usable response.
Neither WiC, FanSided, nor Time Inc. is responsible for any damage
to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items
being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers
who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins
at on 9/06/17 at 4:00 p.m. CST and ends at 4:30 p.m. CST that same day.
Writers at Winter is Coming, employees at FanSided, and employees at Time
Inc. or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. The
winners may be required to complete affidavits or eligibility and waiver
of liability/publicity releases before prize(s) can be awarded. Facebook
is neither a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Sponsor: TI Media
Solutions, Inc., 225 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10281."
.... So good luck with that!! (06/09)
Benham Business Sheets - Schedule Change
At the beginning of July we covered news of a brand new Business
Customised stamp sheet that was planned by Benham, as advertised and
illustrated on their website and available for pre-order. The sheet
was entitled World War I - Royal Family at War.
At the time I reckoned the sheet was a "banker" when viewed
against the disappointing delays surrounding the issue of the Celtic
Lisbon Lions sheet. It seems I was wrong in that assessment!
Based on recent information provided by Benham it now appears that the
sheet design required significant modifications before approvals could be
obtained which potentially prejudiced the planned issue date of this
sheet. To avoid such delays, Benham have decided to postpone the sheet from its
plans this year but indicated that, subject to receipt of appropriate
approvals, it might make an appearance next year. My thanks to Chris
for bringing this to my attention.
To plug the gap in its schedule, Benham have unveiled an alternative
World War I sheet design for which approvals are already in
place. Sheet No. GBS0261 World War 1 British Politicians and the
Home Front has replaced GBS0260 and is due out later this year,
although exact release date is unknown.
Quoting from their
website: " This superb customised sheet carries ten Union Flag Definitive
(stamps) with labels depicting leading British politicians and the efforts
of the Home Front. The background features the Houses of Parliament and
Prime Ministers H. H. Asquith (1908 - 1916) and David Lloyd George
(1916 - 1922). Lloyd George took over as Prime Minister on 6th
December 1916 and galvanised the war effort. His prodigious energy and
leadership skills contributed immensely to Britain's role in victory in
1918 and at the Versailles Peace Conference." The sheet is
sensibly priced at £29.50 and is from a limited edition of 500 sheets.